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DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

15-1221 Computer and Information Research Scientists



Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors. Develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 11012$66.31/hr$52.59/hr$66.46/hr$66.46/hr$66.46/hr$82.91/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Information30$67.41/hr
Professional and Business Services110$66.46/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Central Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 110$66.46/hr29.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 120$66.46/hrN/A
Minnesota 140$66.46/hr31.1%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 1,180$49.87/hr6.8%
Computer and Information Systems Managers 9,330$76.82/hr8.3%
Database Administrators 1,720$50.56/hrN/A
Computer Hardware Engineers 550$51.34/hr-0.4%
Electrical Engineers 3,810$50.60/hr3.9%
Computer Systems Analysts 14,800$50.94/hr5.6%


  • Meet with managers, vendors, and others to solicit cooperation and resolve problems.
  • Analyze problems to develop solutions involving computer hardware and software.
  • Apply theoretical expertise and innovation to create or apply new technology, such as adapting principles for applying computers to new uses.
  • Assign or schedule tasks to meet work priorities and goals.
  • Assign or schedule tasks to meet work priorities and goals.
  • Evaluate project plans and proposals to assess feasibility issues.
  • Develop performance standards, and evaluate work in light of established standards.
  • Analyze problems to develop solutions involving computer hardware and software.
  • Design computers and the software that runs them.
  • Conduct logical analyses of business, scientific, engineering, and other technical problems, formulating mathematical models of problems for solution by computers.